President Donald Trump is trying to put pressure on Congress to keep a key Obamacare provision intact.
| AP Photo Health care: The clock is ticking to repeal Obamacare by 2020If Democrats are successful in blocking Trump’s effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, they will have to move quickly to undo a sweeping provision in the law that requires insurers to cover pre-existing conditions.
The move would trigger a political crisis and would be a major setback for Trump’s agenda.
On Monday, Trump announced he would repeal the ACA, calling it “the worst law in the history of our country.”
He is moving ahead with his plan to undo the law, though his administration is not yet in a position to implement the repeal.
That means Republicans will have the opportunity to repeal and replace the law without Trump’s signature.
The House and Senate have passed a number of repeal bills, but the Senate has yet to act on its own.
Trump’s repeal effort is also expected to face a battle in the Senate, where a handful of GOP senators have expressed concerns about the law.
Democrats have been pushing for an immediate repeal of the ACA since the end of 2017, when the Trump administration sent out its final enrollment numbers.
A majority of Americans favor a repeal of parts of the law but are divided on the final outcome.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that repealing the ACA would result in 23 million more uninsured Americans by 2026 than would have been insured under current law.
A repeal of part of the Affordable, or “Obamacare,” could cause premiums to skyrocket, and insurers could offer plans that don’t meet ACA requirements.
In the House, Democrats have sought to pass a repeal measure without the threat of a government shutdown, but have been unable to do so.
The House passed a repeal bill on Friday, but it did not have enough votes to pass.
The bill passed the Senate on Monday with no Democratic support.
On Tuesday, the House passed its own repeal measure, which also would have required insurers to make coverage available to people with pre-conditions, including asthma and diabetes.
A Republican lawmaker said the bill would allow insurance companies to charge people higher premiums if they had pre-condition conditions.
The Republican-led Senate is expected to vote on its repeal bill as early as Wednesday.
Trump is expected at some point to sign the measure into law.
The Senate has passed two repeal bills but neither one would have forced insurers to offer pre-existing conditions.
In the House and the Senate both passed legislation to make the health care law optional for some people, including those with pre to post-concussion syndrome, chronic pain and cancer.
A similar measure passed the House on Tuesday but did not get enough Republican support to pass the Senate.
The repeal bill passed both chambers by a wide margin in the 2017 midterm elections, but Democrats are worried that it may not be enough to pass in the 2018 midterm elections.
Republicans have said they are not willing to repeal all of the legislation and instead focus on replacing the ACA with a health care plan that provides a path to citizenship for people who had health problems before the ACA.
The president has said he will sign the bill but has not indicated how he will vote on the bill, a White House official said.
Democrats are pushing to repeal parts of Trump’s ACA with bipartisan support.
Democrats are working to pass their own health care bill, but their efforts have stalled in the House.
Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus are working on a bill that would provide health insurance for the first time for people with disabilities.
The White House has said the president is not interested in a single-payer plan, and the bill has been called “a gift to the insurance industry.”
Republicans have also made a number for themselves.
They have pushed for repeal of all the ACA regulations that they said were burdensome, including the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, which has helped stabilize the U.S. economy.
They also have pushed to repeal many of the health insurance provisions that were created to protect Americans from catastrophic events such as climate change and Zika.